“Generations” Commission

"Miracles begin with love. From two people who simply fell in love, nine children were born; from those nine, twenty-two more; and from those twenty-two who are old enough, another nine. This was the genesis for one of John Banovich’s most complicated paintings. Dick and Mary Cabela have two passions – family and wildlife. Their identity and legacy are inseparable from these two loves. In essence, “Generations,” completed in 2009, is their family portrait told through the story of elephants, and a celebration of love, family and the individuals that make it all possible." - John Banovich

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